Local June 29, 2022 | 8:27 am

Audit further sinks ex-Justice Minister

Santo Domingo.- The current preventive prisoner Jean Alain Rodríguez presented a few months before the end of 2018 the Plan for the Humanization of the Penitentiary System, defined by him, at that time Justice Minister, as one of the most transcendental projects that would eradicate overcrowding and other evils that plague the country’s prisons.

Infrastructure and reinsertion were the basic components of this plan that promised the construction of more prisons and the renovation of others.

This Tuesday an audit carried out by the Chamber of Accounts, at the request of the Specialized Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), revealed a different reality: “Irregularities and non-compliance with the law” in its implementation that compromise administrative and civil and “reveals the indications of criminal responsibility” of the main officials of the PGR during the period between August 16, 2016, and Aug. 16, 2017.

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Paul Tierney
June 29, 2022 9:10 am

This is infuriating because it is quite indicative of the institutional corruption that has soiled government. Nobody had the balls to speak out against this or other outrageous activities because it was a given they were permitted as favors for return favors.

Meanwhile, the poor eat rice and beans and gov’t fat cats dine out on big spreads with the help of the gov’t checkbook to fill their mouths and pockets.